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    News stories featuring Lightspeed Venture Partners:

    Verizon announces investment in SimplyTapp

    June 4th, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Verizon Ventures, the investment arm of US carrier Verizon, has revealed that it was the undisclosed lead investor in a Series B funding round for HCE specialist SimplyTapp that totalled US$6m. “We’re proud… More

    SimplyTapp raises US$6m to grow HCE

    November 12th, 2014

    PARTNER NEWS: Host card emulation (HCE) specialist SimplyTapp has closed a US$6m Series B funding round. The round was led by a new, undisclosed lead investor with both Lightspeed Venture Partners and Blue Sky Capital… More

    SimplyTapp gets funding for HCE

    November 27th, 2013

    SimplyTapp, the US startup which created Host Card Emulation, bypassing the need to use a carrier controlled SIM-based secure element in NFC transactions, has raised a Series A funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners…. More

    NFC pioneer Bling Nation suspends mobile payments service

    June 13th, 2011

    Bling Nation, the company behind the first commercial NFC payments system in the US, has suspended service while it seeks to revamp its business model, American Banker reports. Bling Nation’s technology was specifically designed to reduce… More

    Bling Nation signs up second Colorado bank, secures $20m funding

    Bling Nation signs up second Colorado bank, secures $20m funding

    November 2nd, 2009

    Park State Bank & Trust, based in Woodland Park, Colorado, has become the second bank to sign up for Bling Nation‘s mobile contactless-sticker based payments system. The bank began offering the service to its customers… More

    Bling Nation goes live in Colorado

    Bling Nation goes live in Colorado

    July 7th, 2009

    The State Bank in Colorado has become the first bank to sign up for Bling Nation’s mobile contactless sticker-based local payments system. More

    Smart stickers power new community payments system

    Smart stickers power new community payments system

    November 27th, 2008

    A new payments service from Bling Nation offers local banks the chance to provide a low-cost closed-loop payments system within their local community. Smart stickers attached to customers’ mobile phones and low-cost ‘BlingTag’ readers are at the heart of the system and NFC-based services will be added once handsets become widely available. More

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